Afghan Chickpea Curry

This was our second attempt from May's Cookbook Club selection, Parwana, by Durkhanai Ayubi. The first, Afghan Lamb & Root Veggie Aush, was a big hit. We have about 80% of the recipes in this book earmarked to try. I was also very encouraged when I was picking this book up at the library and... Continue Reading →

Za’atar Chicken over Yogurt

Looking for a meal that looks beautiful and feels complex, but isn't actually that hard or time-consuming to make? Got one for you! It's a great meal to share when friends are over... though it also is best if your eaters don't mind just digging into the shared platter and eating with their fingers. The... Continue Reading →

Garlic Scape Compound Butter

Farmer's market season is here! We finally have joined a Farm Share, after wanting to for years. (See our farm's explanation for those not familiar with the concept.) We're hoping that this will help us to eat more locally grown and seasonal produce, as well as prompt us to try new items that we don't... Continue Reading →

Afghan Lamb & Root Veggie Aush

This was our first recipe attempt from Parwana, by Durkhanai Ayubi, May's Cookbook Club selection. This is another cookbook we just knew we were going to love! It may end up at the top of the favorites list with Falastin and Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge. We bookmarked half of the book to try... Continue Reading →

Cauliflower in Turmeric Yogurt

Do we cook anything not inspired by the Cookbook Club anymore? Barely. February's selection is The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma. The original recipe utilizes kefir and thickens it for the sauce. Sharma talks about how he likes the tangy, sour flavor of the kefir for this dish. When I read that, I thought that... Continue Reading →

Kofta & Potatoes in Tahini Sauce

I think this is our last recipe for the month from Falastin. Check out our other attempts: Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and Chicken Musakhan! We'll definitely return to this cookbook later though... we have quite a few more recipes earmarked. This has been one of our favorite cookbooks since the Kitchn Cookbook Club... Continue Reading →

Chicken Musakhan

Over here, we're still loving cooking our way through Falastin, January's selection for the Kitchn's Cookbook Club. So far we've made Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah), Saffron Butternut Squash Soup, and a few others that we didn't share on here (yet). We love Middle Eastern food at baseline, and this cookbook has been a real treat. I've wanted... Continue Reading →

Saffron Butternut Squash Soup

We're a little bit in love with January's Cookbook Club selection Falastin. We always bookmark some recipes at the beginning of the month when there's a new cookbook. This month, we bookmarked pretty much the entire book, and just might actually follow through. This soup was pretty easy to prepare and a great winter and... Continue Reading →

Lemon Chickpea Salad (Balilah)

January's pick for the Cookbook Club is Falastin, by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. I've been a fan of Tamimi's for a long time, as he co-authored one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Jerusalem, so I was very excited about this pick. While Jerusalem looks at the food of Jerusalem from both the Jewish and... Continue Reading →

Good Riddance 2020

Every year, we write a round-up of our culinary adventures on this blog, looking back over the past year. We all know, 2020 was pretty much the worst. That reflected on the blog too. Bogged down by everything else that was going on, we didn't cook as much as we wanted to, and we certainly... Continue Reading →

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